It May Not Be Good To Be A “Good Samaritan”

Most people know what a good Samaritan is. It is commonly described as a do-gooder or an upstanding citizen. When someone thinks of a good Samaritan, the image of a person helping an elderly old lady across the street comes to mind. However, under the law, a good Samaritan has a different meaning. A good Samaritan is still someone who assists someone in need, but under the law of most states-including California, a person who assists someone in need of help can be liable for lending a helping hand. Under California law, a good Samaritan may be liable for an… read more →